Vs LA, I would like to see Millsap (Mansap) play at small forward vs Ron Artest.
I think Millsap is our best defense match-up against Artest. I shudder to have
Hayward guarding him, maybe I underestimate Gordon.
I like Milsap against Artest too, and Hayward can start at shooting guard. I
want to see Evans get more minutes this year, just not sure how he's going to
get many minutes at PF. I don't think Bell has earned a chance to start. Anyway,
the Lakers are going to be tired, and the Jazz would be smart playing at a
fairly quick pace when possible which means more players will see minutes
i really hope hayward's season averages are 15-5-5....i picked him up on my
My guess- HarrisBellHowardMillsap Jefferson@Northstar- WorldPeace isn't that good anymore. He
doesn't even start!
Noway Howard is starting (yet), I don't want to see Bell start but he probably
will, I would prefer CJ and Hayward on the wings. Artest isn't starting
for the Lakers, so starting Milsap to go against Artest doesn't fit. The Lakers
have announced their starting line up and Artest isn't on it, last yrs rookie
Ebanks has been named the starter. The Lakers starting PF with Bynum out is
McRoberts, mobile shoots some 3's. Milsap may match up better with him but I
hope they start Favors.
Does it really matter?.. all there going to do is lose!!!
As long as Bell starts Jazz lose.. Sorry but I don't see any improvement over
Team without a center, does it matter who starts? Utah's starting five will look
like a college lineup of three guards and two forwards.
Chuck Nunn said it all. It doesn't matter who starts for the Jazz anyway. The
team is going to get embarassed by most of the teams. This is a glorified CBA
Hate to be a downer, and if the Jazz outperform my early-season expectations,
I'll happily eat every crow in Burley, Idaho. But the last team to win an NBA
title without a 7-footer in the rotation was the 2003-04 Detroit Pistons, and
that team had Mehmet Okur as a backup. Utah now has neither.
I guess I'm just going to have to be the optimist among this bunch. I like the
current Jazz team and I see a lot of reasons why they should at least make the
playoffs.Favors, Evans and Hayward are all bigger and stronger than
they were last year. Evan's dunk in the last Portland game was impressive and
Favors was just a beast inside.Kanter and Burks look to be a great
additions to the team. Kanter is an active big man who moves his feet really
well. His rebounding in the two preseason games was admirable. Burks is
extremely athletic and just needs a month or two to adjust to the NBA game. I'm
pretty high on the kid.Devin Harris, should be able to run the team
adequately; though I would like to see the Jazz bring in someone better. Watson
is going to be his usual steady self, along with Millsap and Jefferson.The verdict is till out on Howard and Tinsley. We should know by February
1st.If the Jazz want a 7 footer I suggest they consider re-signing
Fesenko, as long as he can be signed for reasonable price.
Chuck, you're welcome to come on back to Burley, Idaho any time you want;
however, most of the crows have left and are actually spending more time over in
Twin Falls . . . so you might have to eat gopher.
I like our big men but I agree we need a 7 footer who plugs the lane. I would
love to see us resign Fes as insurance if we make the playoffs.
I was a big Fes supporter but I don't see the Jazz looking to sign him or
anyother big, I think they like their bigs. Kanter measured out at 6'11, Favors
is the same size& & length as D. Howard and can plug the middle . I
would be OK with resigning Fes and trading Big Al for a good shooting, pass
first point guard or a long athletic, good shooting 3. This yr is going to
be tough for fans if they care too much about winning, we need to look at each
game as how did the young kids perform, their development is going to have to be
our enjoyment, not how many wins we get.
I agree with Captain L
I agree with everyone. It is still close to Christmas.